OrthodoxChristianity.net
January 27, 2015, 02:11:20 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: Reminder: No political discussions in the public fora.  If you do not have access to the private Politics Forum, please send a PM to Fr. George.
 
   Home   Help Calendar Contact Treasury Tags Login Register  
Pages: 1   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Icon Placement Question  (Read 557 times) Average Rating: 0
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Justin Kissel
Protospatharios
****************
Offline Offline

Jurisdiction: Fate
Posts: 30,813


« on: October 30, 2010, 11:51:29 AM »

I know there are certain customs related to icons (e.g. don't put one in the bathroom), so I had a question. I recently received an icon and was thinking about putting it on a shelf in my icon corner... the thing is, the shelf is only about at the height of my thigh, and would be partially out of sight when I was actually praying. Here's a pic showing the placement (it's the lowest one). Are there any rules/customs about where Icons should be placed as it relates to height or ability to be seen while praying?

(Note, I can't put it on the top shelf because I'm saving that space for a Rublev Trinity icon I have coming)
Logged
Salpy
Section Moderator
Toumarches
*****
Online Online

Faith: Oriental Orthodox Christian
Jurisdiction: Armenian Church
Posts: 12,999


Pray for the Christians of Iraq and Syria.


« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2010, 03:41:48 PM »

Well, if you ever kneel during your prayers, the height would be just right.   Smiley
Logged

Justin Kissel
Protospatharios
****************
Offline Offline

Jurisdiction: Fate
Posts: 30,813


« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2010, 04:40:52 PM »

Well, if you ever kneel during your prayers, the height would be just right.   Smiley

 Cheesy Hadn't thought of that, very true!
Logged
PeterTheAleut
The Right Blowhard Peter the Furtive of Yetts O'Muckhart
Section Moderator
Protospatharios
*****
Online Online

Faith: Orthodox Christian
Jurisdiction: OCA
Posts: 33,485


Lord, have mercy on the Christians in Mosul!


« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2010, 06:24:45 PM »

I just wouldn't put them at floor level. Tongue
Logged
Tikhon.of.Colorado
Site Supporter
Archon
*****
Offline Offline

Faith: Orthodox Christian
Jurisdiction: OCA
Posts: 2,373



« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2010, 11:27:50 PM »

well, I don't see why you couldn't just hang it!?
Logged
Justin Kissel
Protospatharios
****************
Offline Offline

Jurisdiction: Fate
Posts: 30,813


« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2010, 12:42:43 AM »

well, I don't see why you couldn't just hang it!?

I just sort of like the icons to be in a general cross shape, or as close as I can get that. Also, I like things to be symmetrical. I know, I'm a bit strange. Smiley
Logged
PeterTheAleut
The Right Blowhard Peter the Furtive of Yetts O'Muckhart
Section Moderator
Protospatharios
*****
Online Online

Faith: Orthodox Christian
Jurisdiction: OCA
Posts: 33,485


Lord, have mercy on the Christians in Mosul!


« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2010, 03:17:04 AM »

well, I don't see why you couldn't just hang it!?

I just sort of like the icons to be in a general cross shape, or as close as I can get that. Also, I like things to be symmetrical. I know, I'm a bit strange. Smiley
Not at all. Smiley I like things symmetrical, too.
Logged
Tikhon.of.Colorado
Site Supporter
Archon
*****
Offline Offline

Faith: Orthodox Christian
Jurisdiction: OCA
Posts: 2,373



« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2010, 09:58:06 AM »

well, I don't see why you couldn't just hang it!?

I just sort of like the icons to be in a general cross shape, or as close as I can get that. Also, I like things to be symmetrical. I know, I'm a bit strange. Smiley
ah, I see!  forgive me for not noticing that in your pic! perhapse you could make another level, a thicker cross?  or, if you like Slavic designs, work on adding icons to make that appealing 3-bar look.

best of luck!
Logged
Tags: icon corner 
Pages: 1   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.18 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.053 seconds with 34 queries.